500-Hour Weekend Massage Certification

2018-19 PROGRAM

July 13, 2018 – June 30, 2019

2019-2020 PROGRAM

July 12, 2019 – June 28, 2020

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Our 500-hour Weekend Massage Certification Program is designed to provide an academically excellent education in the field of massage and bodywork therapy.  This program will prepare students to take the Massage Board Licensing Exam (MBLEx).

By the end of the 500-­hour program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology of the human body, and be able to apply that understanding to the practice of massage and bodywork therapy.
  • Draw from a diverse knowledge of modalities to create effective and individualized massage sequences.
  • Feel comfortable and confident applying their skills professionally in a variety of settings.

Program Calendar

Our 500-hour program takes 11 months to complete and is divided into 20 classroom weekends plus 20 clinic shifts in our supervised student clinic.

2019 PROGRAM
  • First day of classes: July 12, 2019 (Orientation starts at 4pm)
  • Graduation: June 28, 2020
CLASSROOM DATES

Hours for regular classes are: Friday 5:30p-9p, Saturday and Sunday 9a-5p. Please note: these weekends do not include the 20 shifts required in the supervised student clinic.

  • Jul 12-14 and 26-28
  • Aug 9-11 and 23-25
  • Sep 6-8 and Sep 27-29
  • Oct 11-13
  • Nov 8-10
  • Dec 6-8
  • Jan 3-5 and 24-26
  • Feb 7-9 and 21-23
  • Mar 6-8 and 20-22
  • Apr 3-5 and 24-26
  • May 8-10
  • Jun 5-7
  • Jun 26-28
  • Make-up Weekend (if needed due to weather cancellation): May 29-31
CLINIC DATES TBA

Our supervised student clinic is held Friday-Sunday. Clinic shifts are either 10:45a-3:45p or 3:45p-8:45p. The clinic schedule is determined after the first month of classes.

Curriculum
  • Fundamental Theory & Practice of Massage and Bodywork Therapy 1, 2, & 3 (236 hours)
  • Western Science for Massage (100 hours)
  • Somatic Psychology (20 hours)
  • Business Practices & Marketing (15 hours)
  • Supervised Student Clinic (100 hours)
  • Professional Ethics (10 hours)
  • NC Rules and Laws (5 hours)
  • Professional Development for Massage Therapists (14 hours)
Tuition, Discounts, and Scholarships
  • Basic Tuition: $5500
Prepay Discounts
  • Pay $1000 (nonrefundable) 4 months prior to start date and save $1000
  • Pay in full 90 days prior to start date and save $750
  • Pay in full 60 days prior to start date and save $375
  • Pay in full 30 days prior to start date and save $200
Additional Fees & Expenses
  • Enrollment fee ($500 nonrefundable)
  • Required textbooks (approx $540)
  • Linens, oils and oil holster (approx $95)
  • Massage table ($300-700)
Scholarships Available
  • Work-study ($1000)
  • Academic ($500)
  • On the Yoga Path ($850)

Inquire about prerequisites and availability. Scholarships and discounts may not be combined.

For more detailed information about our 500-hour program download the catalog or apply now using our online application.